Greens Up The Higher Ed Ante Amid Fresh Scandal Surrounding Private College

The upcoming Senate inquiry originally named three private education providers in its terms of reference – Australasian Colleges, Group Colleges Australia and Vocation Ltd – but those references were withdrawn at the insistence of Labor, who supported the establishment of the inquiry. The reports of problems at Evocca College make this inquiry even more important. Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon today issued a statement blasting the “rorting” of private higher education…

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The Destruction of TAFE in Australia

Australia’s education system has been suffering for at least two decades. There are many aspects of our schooling, trade training and higher education systems that are in severe need of attention. The Vocational Education and Training sector has been one of the most negatively affected sectors of education. Major problems began with the opening up of trade training to private organisations as registered Australian Training Providers. As one might expect,…

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Education for the 1800’s courtesy Pyne & LNP

The right-wing “National Curriculum Review is not about education – it is about entrenching an outmoded and class differentiated perception of self and society in our children. How much more must we endure of this horrendous LNP government and its set of unimaginative, evidence ignoring and backward ministers? Why are we not subject to a right-wing “review” of schooling that, as was inevitable, proposes that our already backward school system…

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